This corporal is made of 100% cotton and features an embroidered Red Cross in the center. Very absorbent. Machine washable. Sold in packs of 3. Dimensions: 20" x 20". Imported.
A corporal is a napkin that is laid flat with the communion vessels sat upon it. It can also be folded and placed under the chalice.
Why cotton instead of linen?
Modern linens are highly processed which gives them great strength but creates a lack of softness and absorbency. Since softness and absorbency are the most important features cotton may be a better option.